Sony Officially Announces PlayStation VR2
Sony revealed fresh details about its future successor to the PSVR during their CES 2022 press conference, revealing that the PSVR 2 is the official name of the next-generation head-mounted display.
Sony revealed a lot of fresh details about the highly awaited headgear at the press conference. This includes the controllers’ actual moniker, the Sense Controllers, which will contain features like haptic feedback, which was previously only accessible with the DualSense controller.
The PSVR 2 will have an OLED display with a 2000 x 2040 per eye panel resolution, according to the newest PS Blog entry. With a range of view of around 110 degrees, the headset will also support 90Hz and 120Hz.
Sony also states that the PVSR 2 will contain 4 cameras on the headset and a controller-tracking IR camera for per eye tracking. “Without the use of an external camera, your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game,” Sony writes in the blog post.
PlayStation VR2 Specifications
|Panel resolution||2000 x 2040 per eye|
|Panel refresh rate||90Hz, 120Hz|
|Field of View||Approx. 110 degrees|
|Sensors||Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)|
Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor
|Cameras||4 cameras for headset and controller trackingIR camera for eye tracking per eye|
|Feedback||Vibration on headset|
|Communication with PS5||USB Type-C®|
|Audio||Input: Built-in microphoneOutput: Stereo headphone jack|
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controllers Specifications
PS button, Options button, Action buttons (Circle / Cross), R1 button, R2 button, Right Stick / R3 button
PS button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle / Square), L1 button, L2 button, Left Stick / L3 button
|Sensing/ Tracking||Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)|
Capacitive Sensor: Finger Touch DetectionIR LED: Position Tracking
|Feedback ||Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Haptic Feedback (by single actuator per unit)|
|Port||USB Type-C® Port|
|Battery||Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery|
In addition to fresh PSVR 2 details, Sony also revealed Horizon Call of the Mountain, which is being co-developed by Guerrilla Games and Firesprite Games, the latter of which was bought by PlayStation last September. Call of the Mountain hasn’t been given any more specifics yet, but Sony claims it’s “being produced particularly for PSVR2 and will open the doors for gamers to travel deeper into the world of Horizon.”
While Sony has not stated when the PSVR 2 will be available, rumors say it will be released around the holidays in 2022.